Sam King was “born and raised” right here at Golden Spiral Studios in 2010, when he apprenticed under our owner Sean Carey. Since then Sam has stuck around, growing his skillset and refining his style to become the artist he is today. Sam’s primarily a color neotraditional/illustrative tattooer, though he does enjoy a good black and grey or Japanese Traditional piece when they come his way. He loves any piece that revolves around plants and animals, or anything where you let him get a little weird with skulls combined with beautiful imagery. He’s also our resident letterhead, taking plain letters and turning them into works of art; give him your favorite quote and let him draw you up some custom script!
When Sam isn’t tattooing he loves to spend his time painting; oils, acrylics, watercolor- he’ll take it all! He’s full of wit and dry humor and will wisecrack anyone who comes his way, inspired by his one true hero, Bill Murray.